NHL Waiver Wire: Picks of the Week
NHL Waiver Wire: Picks of the Week

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It's the season of giving thanks, so let's show appreciation to a few players who have up to now performed significantly higher than expected…

F: Elias Lindholm, CGY – Many expected James Neal to join forces with Johnny Gaudreau and Sean Monahan, but Lindholm stole the gig and has run away with it.

F: Mikko Koivu/Zach Parise, MIN – Further proof that age and an injury history can't stop skill, with each veteran striking for 18 points.

F: Timo Meier, SJ – The 2015 first-round pick improved in the second half of last season, so perhaps we shouldn't be too surprised by his 12 goals in 22 games.

D: Thomas Chabot, OTT – The new Erik Karlsson in Ottawa is doing better than the real-life Erik Karlsson in San Jose.

D: Neal Pionk, NYR – Even though he notched 14 in 28 last year, the 13 points – including 10 on the power play – has pretty much pushed Kevin Shattenkirk out of the lead role.

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